Shark Week sensationalism, Mockingbird bio controversy,...08/21/14
Science or Sci-fi? Shark expert Jonathan Davis on Shark Week's increasingly sensational slant. Marja Mills on her controversial book about To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee. Best of Q: The National's Bryce Dessner shares his classical side
Curtains close on TV announcers, re-framing black fatherhood, jazz...
Pop culture observer Bob Thompson on the decline of authoritative TV announcer. Photographer Zun Lee on his new project Father Figure, which he challenges simplistic portrayals of black fathers. Best of Q: Actress-turned-jazz singer Molly Ringwald.
50 Shades of Grizzly, DDP's macho yoga, Philosophers spin the tabloids...
CanLit expert Aritha van Herk on why the racy, recently viral novel Bear is actually a good read. Wrestler-turned-yogi Diamond Dallas Page on his journey from the ring to the mat. Best of Q: Alain de Botton on sneaking philosophy into the tabloids.
Finding magic in the mundane, Passenger performs, Grant Lawrence's runt...
Going Deep host David Rees on hacking the ordinary (how to open doors, sharpen pencils, make ice). Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) performs live from Whispers. Best of Q: Grant Lawrence chronicles his ambivalence toward hockey in Lonely End of the Rink.
Spam email as art, re-thinking plagiarism, boxer Mike Tyson 08/14/2014
What if that sketchy email was from a real person? Photographer Cristina deMiddel on Poly-spam. Media ethicist Kelly McBride on how to re-think plagiarism in 2014. Best of Q: Boxing legend Mike Tyson on the personal troubles detailed in his new memoir.
Quitting 'Mad Meds', 'Bad feminist' Roxane Gay, Jack Johnson performs...
Artist Marni Kotak on her latest show Mad Meds, and weaning herself off anti-psychotic medication in public. Why Roxane Gay says it's better to be a "bad feminist" than not a feminist at all. Best of Q: Jack Johnson performs from From Here to Now to...
James 'the amazing' Randi, Cold Specks performs, comedian Rob Delaney...
A tribute to Robin Williams. How magician James "the amazing" Randi became an outspoken psychic investigator. Cold Specks performs live from Neuroplasticity. Best of Q: Comedian Rob Delaney on battling depression.
The Mikado controversy, 78 RPM collecting culture, entertainer Aisha...
Does opera have a race problem? Sharon Pian Chan and Gwynn Guilford weigh in. Music journalist Amanda Petrusich how 78 RPM collectors have shaped music history. Best of Q: the multi-talented entertainer Aisha Tyler defends failure and staying weird.
TMZ's little secrets, inside Frank Sidebottom's head, actor Kevin...
Celebrity historian Anne Helen Petersen on the Down and Dirty History of TMZ. Jon Ronson takes us inside Frank Sidebottom's giant papier-mâché head. Best of Q: Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey illuminates lesser-known lines in his impressive resume.
Married to a mannequin, un-packing brunch, actress Zoe Kazan 08/07/2014
Artist Suzanne Heintz explains why she re-married a mannequin. Shawn Micallef critiques "the brunching class" and unpacks the layered meanings of the late morning meal. Best of Q: Zoe Kazan on her film The F Word/What If, co-starring Daniel Radcliffe.
The rise of robot caregivers, actress Charlotte Le Bon, state spying...
Dr. Louise Aronson makes the case for robot caregivers. Quebec actress and artist Charlotte Le Bon on her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Is state surveillance a "legitimate defence of our freedoms"? Michael Hayden and Glenn Greenwald weigh in.
"Neutral" words on Gaza, BadBadNotGood performs, puppeteer Caroll...
Is there a "neutral" way to report on the Gaza conflict? International Press Institute's Naomi Hunt weighs in. Toronto trio BadBadNotGood perform and chat about defying jazz conventions. Best of Q: Caroll Spinney on being the 'soul' of Big Bird, Oscar.
Long weekend special ft. Drake special and Meryl Streep bio 08/01/2014
Kick back with Jian's special hour-long conversation with hip hop mega-star Drake, who is now touring his latest album, Nothing Was the Same. Plus, let writer Karina Longworth test how much you really know about multi-award-winning actress, Meryl...
'Franglais' paranoia, Robert Altman biopic, Franz Ferdinand 08/01/2014
Montreal MC Yes McCan defends Dead Obies "franglais" rap lyrics, calling critics' warnings paranoia. Ron Mann and Kathryn Altman on how the late Robert Altman, rebel filmmaker, changed American movies. Best of Q: Let Franz Ferdinand kicks up you...
War zone tourism, Scott Pilgrim's successor, Glenn Close 07/31/2014
Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley on regret, responsibility and his new book, Seconds. War Zone Tours founder Rick Sweeney and journalist Debra Kamin on the rise of "dark tourism". Best of Q: Glenn Close on mental health and fighting stigma.
Representing disability on screen, Welcome to Sweden, over-diagnosing...
The case against casting able-bodied actors as disabled characters. Lawyer-turned-actor Greg Poehler on his fish-out-of-water comedy, Welcome to Sweden. Best of Q: Are we over-diagnosing ADHD? A reporter and medical expert weigh in.
A Most Wanted Man, Broken Bells perform, comedian Bob Saget 07/29/2014
Filmmaker Anton Corbijn on A Most Wanted Man, a film that features one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performances. Broken Bells perform from their latest record, After the Disco. Longtime entertainer Bob Saget on going from G-rated to R-rated...
Caught up in the Kill Team, artist Bonnie Devine, the rise of Normcore...
Filmmaker Dan Krauss and documentary subject Adam Winfield on The Kill Team, a harrowing doc about rogue U.S. soldiers. Artist Bonnie Devine on Canada's first major survey of Anishinaabe artists. Best of Q: Normcore trend touts boring as the new black.
Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane, re-thinking menopause, Owen Pallett performs...
Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane on coming of age on the silver screen. Madwoman in the Volvo author Sandra Tsing Loh on re-thinking menopause and her year of raging hormones. Best of Q: Owen Pallett performs from his highly-anticipated record, In Conflict.
Printing new arms for amputees, baseball post-Burke, Project Runway's...
Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling on how 3D printers are changing the lives of Sudanese amputees.Is MLB doing enough for gay players? Glenn Burke's sister and MLB's Ambassador of Inclusion weigh in. Best of Q: Project Runway's Tim Gunn on designing...
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